Figure 5

sew down through the next cylinder in the previous round and up through the next 15s. Pick up two 15% and sew down through the next 15" in the previous round and up through the next cylinder. Repeat twicc, and step up through the first cylinder in the new round (figure 4).

Bottom fringe

[1] To make a cylinder fringe, pick up two cylinders, sew through the next cylinder and the cylinder your thread exited at the start of this step, and continue through the first cylinder just added. Repeat once (figure 5).

[2] Add a crystal embellishment to the end of the cylinder fringe: Pick up two I5°s, a color A 4 mm bicone, and a 15°. Skip the last 15u, and sew back through the A and one 15a. Pick up a 15-, and sew through the next four cylinders in the column. Sew through the next 15° in the same round (figure 6. a-b).

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15% and sew through the next I5B. Sew through the 15n your thread exited at the start of this step and the first 15° added. Repeat twice (b-c).

[4] Add a crystal embellishment at the end of the 15" fringe: Pick up two 15°s, a color B 4 mm bicone, and a 15°. Sew back through the B and one 15". Pick up a 15", and sew through the next four I 5°s in the column. Sew through the last two cylinders in the nexr column (c-d).

[5] Repeat steps 1-4 twice, but in the last repeat of step 4, sew through five 15*s in the column. Sew through the next cylinder in the same round.

Top fringe

The top round of fringe is worked in the same manner as the bottom fringe, off the pairs of cylinders and 15"s established in the bottom fringe. [1 ] Pick up two 15's, and sew through the next cylinder in the previous round

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materials pair of earrings

• CRYSTALLIZED™ Swaravsti Elements

2 8 mm rondelles 2 6 mm Ixconos 8 4 mm biconos. color A 6 4 mm becones. color B 12 4 mm crystal pearls

• pair of earring fincfings

• bonding neorilos, ts 12 cr 113

• chalnnose pliers

• roundnose pters

DESIGNER'S NOTE:

For earrings with a little more sparkle, in step 2 of "Edge trim," instead of picking up seven 15"s, pick up a 15°, a 3 mm pearl, a 3 mm Czech glass bead, and a 15". Skip the last 15", and sew through the rest of the beads. Then, instead of picking up five 15 s, pick up a 15", a 4 mm crystal, and a 15". Skip the last 15v, and sew back through the 4 mm and the 15".

FIGURE 7 FIGURE 8

and the cylinder your thread exited ar the start of rhis step. Sew through the first new IS'-' added. Repeat once (figure 7, a-b).

[2] Pick up two 15% a 4 mm pearl, and a I 5*, and sew hack through the pearl and one 15°. Pick up a 15°, and sew through the next two 15"s and a cylinder in the same column. Sew through rhe next 15" in the same round (b-c).

[3] Repeat steps 1 and 2, bur in step 2, sew through three 15*s instead of two 15*s and a cylinder, and sew rhrough the next cylinder in rhe round instead of a 15°.

[4] Repeat until you have six top fringes. and end the working thread (Basics).

Edge trim

[1] Thread a needle on the tail, and make sure the thread is exiting round I pointing away from the fringe (figure 8, point a). The edge trim will be added to each cylinder in the ladder at the very top of the bead cap and to the pairs of cylinders in rhe first increase round.

[2] Pick up seven 15% sew back through the cylinder your thread exited at the start of this step, and continue through the cylinder below it (figure 8, a-b). Pick up five 15"s, and sew back through the same two base cylinders (b-c). Sew through the next two cylinders in the base (c-d). Pick up five 159s, and sew back through the two cylinders your thread just exited (d-e). Pick up seven 15®s, and sew back through rhe last cylinder your thread exited, and the next cylinder in round 1 (e-f). [3] Repeat step 2 tinril you have completed six loops off of rounds 1 and 2. End the tail.

Jewelry designer

Amy Johnson draws inspiration from her background in tapestry wearing and graphic design to create her beaded jewelry. Three of her pieces have been finalists m the annual Head Dreams competition: "Metropolitan" (which won 3rd place in the Crystal Jewelry category) and "Evening in Paris" in 200V and "Earth and Sky" in 200ft. Many of the stones in Amy's designs are cut by her husband. Tom. Amy's jewelry is displayed at Glass House Designs in Lowell. Mid?. ; Beadquest in Grand Rapids. Mich.; and on her Web site, amyjohnsondcsigns.com. E-mail her at amy<$amyjohnsondesigns. com.

Bead artist

Rita Stucke has been drawn to art since she ivas a little girl, and is grateful that her mother exposed her to art and encouraged her to express herself in numerous forms of art. Because of her varied media interest, she learned about the magical properties of glass many years ago and was instantly smitten. She initially worked m slanted glass and then moved on to warm and hot glass. While taking classes in lamptvorking as well as participating in her local Glass Guild, she learned many things about hot and warm glass as well as about herself. She enjoys creating glass beads for people who create jetvelry with them. She's amazed by the talented jewelry designers who buy her lampworked beads and the works of art they create with them. E-mail Rita at [email protected] comcast.net.

Assembly

S mm rondelle, an art-glass bead, the headed bead cap, a 6 mm bicone crystal, and a 15".

[2] Make a plain loop (Basics) above the cylinder.

[3] Open the loop (Basics), and attach an earring finding. Close the loop.

[4] Repeat all of the steps to make a second earring. O

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